Self storage facilities offer storage units available for rent. Storage units range in size typically from a 5x5 to a 10x30 or maybe even larger. Most often storage units are rented on a month to month basis by homeowners, businesses, college students, military personnel, etc. When renting from a self storage facility, you must take your belongings to the facility, unload them in your storage unit, and provide your own lock for the door. You are the only person that has access to your belongings. Typically storage facilities have many additional security features including computer controlled access onto the premises and security cameras.
Mobile storage, also called portable storage, offers a convenient alternative to traditional self storage. It is often used in times of moving or remodeling. With mobile storage a mobile or portable storage container is delivered right to your home or place of business. You then fill the container at your convenience. Once the container is full, you can either store it at your home or office or call the company to come and pick it up. If you choose to have them pick it up they will store the container at their warehouse. When you are ready to unload the container you simply call the company and they will deliver your container right to your door again. If you are using mobile storage during a move, they will actually deliver your container to your new place of residence whether down the street or across the country.